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Mystical Lodestone - Lucky Charm

24 June 2005

The mysterious Lodestone, sometimes spelled Loadstone, is described in Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary as "a magnetite possessing polarity, and something that strongly attracts." Over 2,000 years ago, ancient Greeks and Chinese explorers discovered that some rocks are natural magnets. These rocks are a form of iron ore called Magnetite. During the Middle Ages sailors at sea felt the mystical powers of the Lodestone. The magnetic properties of the Lodestone were used to magnetize the sailing ships compass. Without a working compass sailors could become lost at sea. Because the ships Lodestone was so valuable, it was the law of the sea that any sailor who tampered with it was tortured or put to death.

This magnetic stone has also been recognized as a good luck charm for ages and it is still accepted by many who have implicit faith in its mystical powers. Those who believe in the Lodestone's power would not be without a pair of them on their person at any time, particularly when going to a casino. Many believe that one stone drives evil away while the other stone draws luck. That is why they are normally carried in pairs. However, this idea of a lucky charm is, of course, according to one's own individual beliefs and superstitions, but what is luck anyway?

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John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

101 Casino Gambling Tips: Affordable Strategies & Techniques for Maximizing Profits & Reducing Loses

> More Books By John Marchel

John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

101 Casino Gambling Tips: Affordable Strategies & Techniques for Maximizing Profits & Reducing Loses

> More Books By John Marchel